A Note on Links: When reading back posts, please be aware that links have a short half-life. You can find working links to all of the MHS resources on our Educator Resources Page.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Welcome Back!

Welcome back! Or if you are new to Teaching Montana History, welcome. I hope everyone had a good summer. The first post of the school year is always business, so let's get started. 

Montana History Conference Scholarships

Don’t forget: We have travel scholarships available to teachers wishing to attend the 42th Annual Montana History Conference (held this year in Bozeman) September 24-26. Scholarship applications are due 11:59 p.m. September 9, 2015.  
If you can't attend the entire conference, consider just joining us for the Thursday educator workshop ($25, lunch included, 6 OPI Renewal Units.)

Montana: Stories of the Land Companion Website and the MHS Educator Resources Page

I hope most of you are using the Montana history and Indian Education for All resources posted on our sites. If so, would you help us out? Please email mkohl@mt.gov if you find any broken links or other problems. We can usually fix things quickly--but only if we know about them.

If you haven't checked out the lesson plans on these sites, I hope you will do that now. We reorganized our website and added several new plans over the summer. And don't forget about our online professional development opportunities--for which you can earn OPI Renewal units.  

Teaching Montana History

New to the blog? Posts are both key word searchable and tagged by subject—so if you are trying to find that information you received several weeks ago on, say, teaching with historic photographs, one easy solution would be to search by key word. 

There are six years’ worth of posts on this blog. While some of them are out of date (e.g., information about workshops), many of them have stood the test of time. By the numbers, here are a few of the readers’ favorites.

Finally, if you have colleagues you think would enjoy this blog, please let them know about it. If they would rather subscribe to a listserv than read a blog, they can do that by emailing mkohl@mt.gov, subject line: subscribe. (the information on the blog and the listserv are the same--just two different mechanisms of delivery).